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Update #11

Since we’re sharing. . .



Hey everybody!

Holy cow! You're killing it! Keep up the momentum!

With just one day left on the Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter, the energy you’re projecting into our little closet is absolutely crackling. (Thanks, we need it!)

In his fireside chat video update, Jordan waxed poetic about your personal Shadowrun stories and how they’ve inspired us. So much, that our normally camera-shy team members (and couple of our friends) were compelled to share some of their Shadowrun stories with you.

So while you’ve been pushing the project closer and closer to $1.75m and we’ve been crunching to finish our latest game, our friends at Bootstrapper Studios edited together this little ditty.

Enjoy.

Again, we thank you for your incredible support in the closing hours of this amazing adventure.

HBS

#shadowrunreturns! #laboroflove








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      Creator Valashar on April 28, 2012

      John Esh: Next January there will be a release of the new core book Shadowrun 2050, which uses the current rules set but for the 1st/2nd edition setting. Should be a fun read and a good way to be able to show new players how the PnP game was in the same time frame that Shadowun Returns will be using.

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      Creator Scott Viverito on April 28, 2012

      So wierd to have Game Depot mentioned ... was just there yesterday.

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      Creator Draco18s on April 28, 2012

      I thought it was "Elves on Harleys" but I heard that third or fourth hand.

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      Creator John Esh on April 28, 2012

      Last night I ordered the 20th anniversary core rules, Augmentations, Arsenal, and Street Magic all in anticipation of the CRPG. It'll be my first Shadowrun purchase in 14 years!

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      Creator Wayne F Newton on April 28, 2012

      Yeah I can see what you mean matt just think as long as the rules they use catch the spirit of the game It doesn't matter if its based on the pnp rules.

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      Creator Brandon Matson on April 28, 2012

      Wow, when this hit 1M, I didn't think it has enough momentum to hit 1.8M, but it looks like it'll definitely get there.

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      Creator Daryk Zirkle on April 28, 2012

      @Matt Siedl: Thanks! I missed them adding that to the FAQ. And I'm with you on the rules mattering. They define the limits of what can be done at what confidence level, and as Ivan implied, that changed significantly between 3rd and 4th editions.

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      Creator Matt Seidl on April 28, 2012

      @Wayne: The computer takes care of the bookkeeping, sure. But you still need to understand how statistics affect your character's actions, for example. There are definitely rules, even if you aren't the one rolling the dice.

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      Creator Wayne F Newton on April 28, 2012

      yeah but mostly the actual computer game rules, so you won't need to see alot of stuff, and they can take alot of stuff into account because no ones doing the math, but if they do go for a set of rules I hope its second ed, mostly because they were good rules peoples main problem with them was how much stuff could slow down if people didn't know the rules.

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      Creator Matt Seidl on April 28, 2012

      @Wayne: It's a turn-based game, so rules certainly matter.

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      Creator Wayne F Newton on April 28, 2012

      Rules don't matter on a Cpu the world is what matters and the feel, as it is its the 2050s setting so I'll Imagine it will end at about Bug city 2057. and probably begin in 51 as thats where the early scenarios all started!

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      Creator Matt Seidl on April 28, 2012

      @Ivan @Daryk From the FAQ:
      "Let's start here--Shadowrun was never about the rules. It's about the game world. If you need proof, look at the 1st Edition rules. They were. . . lacking. But the world caught on and the rules improved. So we intend to be true to the world and take our rule cues from the 2nd and 3rd Editions. They best represent the 2050 era time frame."

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      Creator Daryk Zirkle on April 28, 2012

      I asked early on which PnP edition they were going to use, but they demurred on an answer, so there's still hope for 3rd Edition.

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      Creator Ivan Rasic on April 28, 2012

      Nice vid, nice storys - thank you guys for sharing. I am a little worried about all those Shadowrun 4 Corebooks in the background. I hope they dont influence HBS too much. Shadowrun 4 made me quit playing ...

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      Creator Atte Karvinen on April 28, 2012

      S-sized shirts would be nice.

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      Creator Nix on April 28, 2012

      Can you please consider adding size S shirts? Think about the small guys/female players out there.

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      Creator Tim Talbert on April 28, 2012

      What? Quickly checks FAQ... shirts... shirts... shirts!... rats! No 4XL? Not so good...
      I'm with William -- add 4XL shirts and I'll bump up to $175.

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      Creator Christian Mainz on April 28, 2012

      They aren't ?

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      Creator William Hochella on April 28, 2012

      If the T-shirts were available in 4XL I'd probably be able to justify tossing an extra $50 in. :/

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      Creator Brad Mushill on April 28, 2012

      thanks, it's always great to hear how much this means to the team working on it. I've never been this excited about a game in development before.

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      Creator JW on April 27, 2012

      For two weeks, I have been considering to raise my pledge... and I always keep back, thinking: wait, for the /other/ OS, I have to buy a separate license, so save the money for that.
      Why is that you are giving backers just one OS each? "PC, Mac *or* Linux"?
      It's DRM-free, we're on a mutual-trust basis anyways - so why do you do that? I just don't get it.

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      Creator Harebrained Schemes LLC on April 27, 2012

      Hey y'all!

      We just updated the update video. Call it the Director's Cut.

      Have a look.

      Love,
      HBS

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      Creator Gonchi on April 27, 2012

      @Matt; Hey, thanks for that pic.

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      Creator James Yoon on April 27, 2012

      Thanks for sharing the memories. Raised my pledge.

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      Creator Matt Seidl on April 27, 2012

      Wallpaper-friendly version of the Shadowrun Returns full screen shown at the end of this update: http://twitpic.com/9eivyd/full

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      Creator Arturo Aguirre on April 27, 2012

      Damn you people. I just realized how incremental everything got.... "You know for /just/ $75 more I can upgrade to...."

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      Creator Darrell Delph on April 27, 2012

      unemployed student my last 60 bucks went into this, I think I can live on top ramen till fall quarter. :D Its going to be so worth it.

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      Creator Wayne F Newton on April 27, 2012

      Nice to hear th stories from the team... you can feel the vibes coming of of them.

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      Creator Ryan Freseman on April 27, 2012

      In for nearly 2% of my annual income. I can't say what my progress tracking is showing is ideal, but there's still a chance of making the last stretch goal. I love Phys Adepts and play them quite a lot, so this last goal really spoke to me.

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      Creator Jeffrey C. Anthony on April 27, 2012

      37 years old, and usually hate themed tshirts... this is one I'll actually wear. I cant wait to hear the soundtrack.

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      Creator Nicholas Russell on April 27, 2012

      As a 27 year old man my first thought here is "Wow, I'm actually older than one of your team. Never thought I'd say that of a game developer". Still this is the reason you join up on a kickstarter because you know the people who'll be working on the project you're backing are just as interested in making it fun as you are. Really looking forward to seeing how this game turns out.

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      Creator Belcaw on April 27, 2012

      Can't wait to proudly wear my TShirt as a 37 year old man... :-) Hope this turns out to be something my 9 year old son can enjoy with me.

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      Creator Roh on April 27, 2012

      It's almost over. What do we do once the kickerstarter wraps up? I hope they keep active dev blogs to help keep us sane while we wait.

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      Creator Martin Tan on April 27, 2012

      Reach to 2 million

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      Creator Ron Ames on April 27, 2012

      I cannot freakin' WAIT for this! I'm not even as excited about the Diablo 3 release as I am for this. I swear, I'll put down whatever I'm playing for a long time when this comes out. I'm really proud to be a supporter of this project

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